Edmonton

EDMONTON, ALBERTA

Edmonton is the Capital City of the Province of Alberta, and is otherwise known as the Oil Capital of Canada.

Edmonton Downtown Skyline, as seen from Connors Hill in Gallagher Park

ABOUT EDMONTON

Edmonton is Alberta’s capital city, located in the centre of the Alberta Capital Region on the North Saskatchewan River. With a metro population of over 1.3 million, Edmonton is the second largest city in Alberta and the sixth largest metropolitan area in Canada. The city of Edmonton covers an area of over 680 square kilometres (264 square miles) while the Edmonton Capital Region includes a metro area of over 9,400 square kilometres (3,636 square miles).

35 municipalities make up the Edmonton Capital Region, including the cities of Edmonton, St. Albert, Spruce Grove, Leduc and Fort Saskatchewan; the surrounding counties of Strathcona County (including Sherwood Park), Leduc County, Parkland County and Sturgeon County; and the towns of Beaumont, Bon Accord, Bruderheim, Calmar, Devon, Gibbons, Legal, Morinville, Redwater and Stony Plain. The Greater Edmonton Area also includes a number of smaller villages and reserves, including Wabamun, Seba Beach and Kapasiwin among many others.

The city of Edmonton is the governmental, cultural and educational heart of the Alberta Capital Region, the northern anchor of the Calgary-Edmonton corridor, and home to most of the region’s residents.

Edmonton Information

Get better acquainted with the city of Edmonton: visit the city website, read about the city’s history, and learn more about the city’s government, services, transportation and events.

Shopping

Edmonton has a wide variety of shopping options, from large malls to local shops and boutiques along Whyte Avenue.

Sports

Not for nothing is Edmonton known as the City of Champions! We’re big sports fans, and here are the teams we cheer for.

Education

The city of Edmonton has two public school boards and a wide range of post secondary options for older students.

Travel

Is this your first time in Edmonton and the Capital Region? Check out these sites before you visit us!

EDMONTON PARKS

Built on the river, Edmonton is divided by the North Saskatchewan River Valley, the longest stretch of connected urban parkland in North America and the highest per capital parkland area of any Canadian city. 22 times larger than New York City’s Central Park, the North Saskatchewan River Valley runs from the south west corner of Edmonton and winds its way through the city, slicing through Edmonton’s bustling downtown on its way to the north east quadrant.

This unique urban “Ribbon of Green” parkland is interconnected with multi-use bike and walking trails, and is home to many popular Edmonton attractions including Fort Edmonton Park and the Edmonton Valley Zoo. Several popular private and public golf courses dot the River Valley, including the Mayfair Golf and Country Club, Riverside Golf Club and the Rundle Park Golf Course.

The 25 kilometre (16 mile) River Valley system includes 11 lakes, 14 ravines and 22 major parks, yet this massive river valley system only makes up half of Edmonton’s total 27,000 acres of parkland. The rest is scattered throughout city neighbourhoods in both small and large portions, including dozens of community parks and an extensive ravine system in the south west area of the city.

Edmontonians make use of this extensive parkland all year round, enjoying both summer and winter activities. In the winter public greenspaces and golf courses become popular places for cross-country skiers while many of the lakes open for public skating once they freeze over. Edmonton has two downhill ski hills within the city limits and an additional two within the greater Edmonton area.

Local Attractions

These are some of Edmonton’s most well known attractions, including iconic government buildings, notable parks, popular public gathering areas and recreational spots.

Fun & Recreation

There’s lots of things to see and do in Edmonton: learn more about some of our fantastic recreational facilities.

EDMONTON CULTURE

Edmonton’s Downtown core and Whyte Avenue areas are where most of the events and key cultural buildings are located. The city’s Arts District includes City Hall, Sir Winston Churchill Square, the Art Gallery of Alberta, the Citadel Theatre and the Winspear Centre. Across the river, the Whyte Ave, Glenora and University areas include many theatres and live music venues. Old Strathcona is home to a mix of live venues and local theatre companies including The TransAlta Arts Barns, The Waterdale Playhouse, Catalyst Theatre, and the Varscona Theatre.

Known as “Festival City, Edmonton is host to an impressive roster of year-round world-class festivals including the largest Fringe Festival in North America, a week-long festival featuring over 1,400 performances in 40+ indoor and outdoor venues. Other major festivals include the Street Performers’ Festival and Taste of Edmonton in Sir Winston Churchill Square, Capital EX at Northlands, and the popular Folk Music Festival in Gallagher Park.

The most popular nightlife spot in Edmonton is Whyte Avenue, with most restaurants, cafes and clubs located between 99th and 109th street in a trendy atmosphere mixing a vibrant streetscape, unique locally owned specialty shops, and the highest concentration of heritage buildings in the city.

Since the 1990s, Edmonton’s Downtown has undergone a vast change and now provides a diverse array of trendy restaurants, pubs and shops. With this resurgence of interest and activity in downtown Edmonton, more and more independent boutiques, live venues and chef-driven restaurants are opening.

Theatres & Venues

From theatre and opera to live local music and classic symphonies, Edmonton has some truly fantastic live venues and world-recognized theatre companies.

Museums & Galleries

Edmonton values its rich, diverse heritage and culture, and takes pride in is preservation and presentation.

Local News Media

Keep up to date on what’s happening in Edmonton on a day to day basis with local TV, radio and newspapers.

Events & Festivals

Not for nothing is Edmonton known as “Festival City”. From long multi-week festivals to smaller weekend-long extravaganzas, Edmonton has a festival for every season.

LISTINGS IN EDMONTON

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$347,000 - 1512.02 Sq.Ft

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Want TWO garages?, in a BEAUTIFUL park-like/mature setting, plus room for RV,? then this gorgeous family home in Corinthia Park is for you! Over 1500sq ft 2-story with 4 bedrooms up! Main floor welcomes you with a bright open entry, huge living room, large picture window, gleaming hardwood floors, a stunning wood burning stove, spacious dining, and a totally renovated…
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$179,000 - 641.1 Sq.Ft

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Windermere Special! Close to all amenities and public transportation in a excellent school district, animals allowed! This well appointed unit in concrete building is a must see. The condo comes with in-suite laundry and storage, granite counters and bright open floorplan and 9 ft ceilings make this cozy space perfect! Add underground parking and reasonable condo fees... A must see!
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$317,000 - 1478.97 Sq.Ft

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MODERN AND TIMELESS, instant Gratification...3 Storey end unit Townhome in Morinville, NO CONDO FEES. Double Detached Garage, Rear Alley access, fully fenced...3BDS / 2.5 BTH / complete with almost 1500sq ft of living space. Quality upgrades throughout: 9 Ft ceilings, open concept from kitchen to living room, eat-in kitchen (built to entertain), euro tile back splash, massive Island w/ pull…
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$895,000 - 1571.54 Sq.Ft

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MLS® #E4134171

BREATHTAKING views of the River Valley AND Downtown are seen from the floor to ceiling windows that bank both the south & east sides of this 1572 sq.ft. executive 15th floor unit. LIVE IN LUXURY - this 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath condo is located in one of Edmonton's most Modern & Prestigious buildings. Built to impress with its expansive marble…
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$154,900 - 843.9 Sq.Ft

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MLS® #E4134167

SUPER CUTE & COZY! Look at this 2-bedroom home conveniently located on main street in the quiet town of Legal. This 844 sq. ft. renovated bungalow boasts a bright eat in kitchen that features updated cabinets, newer appliances, paint backsplash and countertops. Just off the kitchen, you'll find a spacious master bedroom, updated 4pc bath, a cozy junior bedroom and…
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Commercial building and land for sale! CB2 zoning for 2 lots together of 5982 sq ft with a free standing building of over 2500 sq ft with a large parking in the back of the building. Solid building in good condition with new roof replaced in 2018, new vinyl siding and painting in 2017. It can operates as two business…


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